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UMFA Unveils Smithsonian Art Loans

UMFA Unveils Smithsonian Art Loans

By Weston Wood

October 26, 2019

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts showcases some of the finest pieces of modern art in recent decades. Most of their exhibits are conversation-starters, catalysts for connecting art to the local community. Their latest exhibition is no different — consisting of four incredible paintings all of which ar...

Art vs. The System: The Morality of Bootlegs

Art vs. The System: The Morality of Bootlegs

By Alison Myers

October 24, 2019

Let’s set the stage: it’s 2019. The musical, “Hamilton,” has long since garnered accolades and publicly denounced Mike Pence. The cast has transformed several times and traveled around the country, stealing hearts in every state. Of course, you know this, because if you love the musical, you’ve...

Salt Lake’s Flourishing Culture

Salt Lake’s Flourishing Culture

By Weston Wood

October 23, 2019

  Salt Lake City is a bustling town nestled at the feet of the Wasatch Mountains, one that is influenced by migrant cultures. It's not the small town it used to be. Boasting around 200,000 people, this city is internationally connected by its people & culture. The city has been globally reco...

Artist of the Week: Ben Tufte

Artist of the Week: Ben Tufte

By Oakley Burt

September 12, 2019

Pianist, bassist, composer and eventual conductor — these are just a few words to describe Ben Tufte. Tufte, a junior in the School of Music at the University of Utah, has been studying music since he was 4 years old. Tufte was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and grew up in Cedar City, Utah. A...

Waste Not, Want Art? The Clever Octopus Provides Sustainable Art Materials for All

Waste Not, Want Art? The Clever Octopus Provides Sustainable Art Materials for All

By Palak Jayswal

September 12, 2019

  In Murray, between a bicycle shop and a post office, resides a quirky little arts and crafts shop. A single step inside the shop transports visitors to an almost hoarder-like environment. Yet, for the well-trained artistic eye, this place is a gold mine of creativity. Every crevice of the shop is fi...

Knitting Landscapes: Virginia Catherall Captures Utah Landscape in a Brand New Way

Knitting Landscapes: Virginia Catherall Captures Utah Landscape in a Brand New Way

By Abigail Raasch

September 11, 2019

  Surrounding the University of Utah, we have gorgeous mountains, pleasant hikes and the great outdoors. We take pictures of the Salt Flats or the Uinta mountains as we try to fully capture their beauty, but it doesn’t quite work. Many local artists have made it their mission to go to these...

Steve Lindeman & Friends Dazzle at Utah’s Jazz & Roots Festival

Steve Lindeman & Friends Dazzle at Utah’s Jazz & Roots Festival

By Oakley Burt

September 6, 2019

  The 2019 Utah Jazz and Roots Festival truly was a celebration of jazz music and Utah's diverse communities. Held at the Gallivan Center in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, friends and families gathered for a free performance by Steve Lindeman & Friends on Sept. 5 — the opening night...

Utah Arts Alliance Delights and Brings Back Childhood Wonder with ‘dreamscapes’

Utah Arts Alliance Delights and Brings Back Childhood Wonder with ‘dreamscapes’

By Kate Button

September 2, 2019

  If you're unfamiliar with "dreamscapes," you might think it’s a typical art installation or Instagram museum (ie. Hall of Breakfast). While both of these descriptors are accurate at various points through the exhibit, "dreamscapes" goes above and beyond what you might expect. This exhibit combines interactive art, upcycled materials and photogenic scenery. The space ...

Artist of the Week: Howard Clark Scholarship Recipients

Artist of the Week: Howard Clark Scholarship Recipients

By Oakley Burt

August 27, 2019

  Each spring semester, students graduating in the Department of Art & Art History with an emphasis in Painting and Drawing are considered by faculty for the Howard Clark Scholarship. This scholarship gives recipients funding to purchase materials and create a new piece of artwork to be displayed in the department's Alvin Gittins Gallery. This year’s Howard Clark Scholarship recipients are Lucy Le Bohec, Alexis Rausch ...

Why You Should Support Local Art

Why You Should Support Local Art

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

August 26, 2019

  Art is the cornerstone of transformation. Why should people invest time, money and energy into watching performances and viewing exhibitions which do not always speak to them? The answer lies in the two-way relationship between the artist and the viewer. Without the support of a community, an ...

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